Deep depression results in heavy to very heavy rain in Jharkhand

Ranchi: The deep depression which originated from the Bay of Bengal has resulted in heavy to very heavy rain over Jharkhand during the past 24 hours.

The deep depression was located over southern Jharkhand and adjoining north Odisha and West Bengal near latitude 22.5°N and longitude 86.0°E, about 40 km south-southwest of Jamshedpur, about 120 Km southeast of Ranchi and about 220 Km east-northeast of Jharsuguda (Odisha). It would continue to move west-northwestwards across Jharkhand and adjoining north Odisha and north Chhattisgarh towards north Madhya Pradesh during the next 24 hours and weaken gradually.

According to rain statistics, Jamshedpur recorded around 140 mm of rain while Ranchi and its adjoining areas recorded rainfall between 55 and 90 mm during the past 24 hours. 

The overnight rain in southern and central Jharkhand was accompanied by wind blowing at a speed of 55 and 65 Kmph. The gusty wind broke branches and uprooted trees at several places in Jharkhand disrupting traffic and power supply.

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